Jaguar adds twin-charged six to new F-Pace

New F-pace welcomes a pair of six-cylinder engines, including 294kW twin-charged mild hybrid

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Jaguar has unleashed its new-look 2020 F-Pace, revealing a tweaked face, restyled interior and revamped engine line-up for the mid-size SUV, including a 294kW six-cylinder petrol engine option.

You’ll have to look closely to spot changes to the exterior compared to the previous F-Pace, however, since many hide within its unchanged silhouette.

For instance, there’s a wider power dome on the Jaguar's new bonnet, while new lights feature at the front and rear.

2020 Jaguar F-PaceThe full-LED headlights now boast what Jaguar calls Pixel LED technology as an option, claiming they increase resolution and brightness, as well as adaptive capability.

The rear slimline lights now feature a new ‘double-chicane’ design and match a redesigned rear bumper.

You’ll find a more thorough rework inside the cabin, with a larger 11.4-inch touchscreen replacing the old 8.0-inch item.

It comes loaded with a new infotainment program Jaguar calls Pivi Pro, which replaces the InControl Touch Pro program and which debuted on the Land Rover Defender.

The driver’s tacho cluster is also now completely digital.

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The other big news inside concerns the gear selector that has switched from the controversial rotary dial to a new stubby lever that's finished with cricket ball-style stitching.

And if you’re expecting an apocalypse, Jaguar’s also fitted the car with a PM2.5 filtration system that can be activated via a ‘Purify’ button.

The most significant change for the new F-Pace exists underneath the bonnet, where it offers the choice of two new inline six-cylinder engines.

Both diesel and petrol options rely on mild-hybrid technology that recharges a 48-volt lithium-ion battery to improve coasting abilities.

But it’s the petrol-powered six that ups the stakes, using an electric supercharger that pairs with the twin-scroll turbocharger to boost the 3.0-litre unit to 294kW and 550Nm.

From a standing start, the F-Pace P400, as the petrol twin-charged six will be known, will hit 100km/h in a claimed 5.4 seconds. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed transmission.

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The range is rounded out with a petrol four-cylinder (P250) and begins at $74,990 before on road costs and options.

But if you want to get into the new six-cylinder, the 221kW twin-turbo diesel will start at $94,940 and the petrol six (P400) at $109,150.

 

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